When it comes to Power Rangers villains, you have got to give it up to Lord Zedd. The character, who was made especially for American audiences, did plenty to scare children and their parents when Mighty Morphin Power Rangers debuted in the U.S. Next year, Lionsgate is set to bring those original heroes back to theaters when Power Rangers hits theaters, and it seems like Lord Zedd will be following in their footsteps.
According to The Wrap, Power Rangers will feature Lord Zedd in one form of another. The site reports that Rita Repulsa will be visiting the Rangers on Earth because of a mission she's undertaking for Lord Zedd. The villain is said to be in search of the Zeo Crystal so she can give it to her master. Of course, the gift would be a meaningful one as Lord Zedd once attempted to acquire the crystal himself, but it's righteous power left him terribly disfigured.
If you aren't familiar with Lord Zedd, then you should know the baddie was one of the biggest pains the heroes dealt with during Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The primary villain was meant to usurp Rita Repulsa's fearsome reputation, but parents began to complain that Lord Zedd was too dark. The ancient being was one a human being who became corrupted by evil. Determined to enslave the universe, Lord Zedd sought to conquer worlds and wanted to use the Zeo Crystal to do so.
However, the all-powerful item refused to bend to Lord Zedd's will. The object contains untold power and is what allows the Power Rangers to access the mysterious Morphin Grid when they need to go, go.
If the rumors are true, then it looks like Rita Repulsa has decided to take on the Power Rangers and find the Zeo Crystal in the upcoming film to please her master. Still, fans can't know for sure whether the villain will appear in person or just be mentioned in passing.
So, what do you think? Would you want Lord Zedd to make a cameo in Power Rangers when it hits theaters next year? Let us know in the comments below!
"Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it's too late, band together as the Power Rangers."
Power Rangers stars Bryan Cranston (Zordon), Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa), Naomi Scott (Kimberly/Pink Ranger), David Denman (Sam Scott), Becky G. (Trini/Yellow Ranger), Sarah Grey (Amanda), RJ Cyler (Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger), Emily Maddison (Rebecca), Ludi Lin (Zack Taylor/Black Ranger), and Dacre Montgomery (Jason Lee Scott/Red Ranger).
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Power Rangers is set to land in theaters on March 24, 2017.
[H/T] The Wrap
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